Android RelativeLayout programmatically Set "centerInParent"


Question

I have a RelativeLayout like this:

<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:orientation="horizontal"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:layout_marginTop="10dip">

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/negativeButton"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textSize="20dip"
        android:textColor="#ffffff"
        android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
        android:background="@drawable/black_menu_button"
        android:layout_marginLeft="5dip"
        android:layout_centerVertical="true"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"/> 

    <Button
        android:id="@+id/positiveButton"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content" 
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:textSize="20dip"
        android:textColor="#ffffff"
        android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
        android:background="@drawable/blue_menu_button"
        android:layout_marginRight="5dip"
        android:layout_centerVertical="true"
        android:layout_centerHorizontal="true"/>
</RelativeLayout>

I want to be able to programatically set for positiveButton the same effect as:

android:layout_centerInParent="true"

How can I make this programatically ?

1
128
11/17/2018 1:08:56 AM

Accepted Answer

Completely untested, but this should work:

View positiveButton = findViewById(R.id.positiveButton);
RelativeLayout.LayoutParams layoutParams = 
    (RelativeLayout.LayoutParams)positiveButton.getLayoutParams();
layoutParams.addRule(RelativeLayout.CENTER_IN_PARENT, RelativeLayout.TRUE);
positiveButton.setLayoutParams(layoutParams);

add android:configChanges="orientation|screenSize" inside your activity in your manifest

379
3/21/2017 4:23:43 PM

Just to add another flavor from the Reuben response, I use it like this to add or remove this rule according to a condition:

    RelativeLayout.LayoutParams layoutParams =
            (RelativeLayout.LayoutParams) holder.txtGuestName.getLayoutParams();

    if (SOMETHING_THAT_WOULD_LIKE_YOU_TO_CHECK) {
        // if true center text:
        layoutParams.addRule(RelativeLayout.CENTER_IN_PARENT);
        holder.txtGuestName.setLayoutParams(layoutParams);
    } else {
        // if false remove center:
        layoutParams.addRule(RelativeLayout.CENTER_IN_PARENT, 0);
        holder.txtGuestName.setLayoutParams(layoutParams);
    }

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